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Sleep Problems and Stroke

Important Information About the Relationship Between Sleep Problems and Stroke


Updated August 07, 2009

Stroke and sleep have an interesting relationship. Some strokes can lead to sleep problems, while some sleep problems increase the risk of stroke. Below you will find a group of articles that describe the most common problems created by the unfortunate relationship between poor sleep and stroke.

What Is a Sleep Disorder?

You may have trouble sleeping because of a bad mattress, a bad habit to watch TV into the morning hours, or constant worry. Does that mean you have a sleep disorder? What exactly is a sleep disorder anyway?

The Connection Between Sleep Issues and Stroke

Many things can cause you to lose sleep at night: your loud neighbor, the economy, trouble in your love life. These are benign, and will probably not increase your stroke risk significantly. However, some causes of poor sleep are much more dangerous. Learn about the causes and dangerous effects of some troubling forms of sleep disorders.

How Are Sleep Disorders Diagnosed?

If you've been having trouble sleeping for a while, it may be time to look deeper into it. Consultation with a specialist may save you a great deal of headache, tiredness during the day, and perhaps -- in the case of increased risk of stroke -- even your life.

Essential Information About Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Few sleep disorders can be as troublesome as obstructive sleep apnea. Learn about the causes, effects, possible treatments and ways to avoid this rather nightmarish sleep disorder.
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